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  • Right to die: Colombian man ends life with government backup

    Dr. Gustavo Quintana walks out of a modest, two-floor apartment building in southern Bogota. Inside his black doctor's bag are vials containing anesthesia and muscle relaxants, a syringe and a rubber tourniquet. The man known in Colombia as Dr. Death has just ended the life of his 234th patient: a middle-aged woman suffering from incurable stomach cancer.
  • Papal visit puts Andes presidents' eco-record under scrutiny

    In the vine-entangled forests of the Aguarague National Park, crude that seeped for decades out of abandoned wellheads saturates the soil and has stained the bedrock of creeks that provide water to the indigenous Guarani who live nearby. The petroleum...

    US places too much emphasis on Cuba

    The city of Sao Paulo, Brazil, has more people than the entire island of Cuba. Do you know what kind of government Brazil has? Yet, some very loud politicians, mostly in Miami, assert that we in the U.S. should be greatly concerned about the form of...

    A political pope brings the gospel to South America

    QUITO, Ecuador Ever since Mario Jose Bergoglio became Pope Francis in 2013, the region's political elite have beaten a path to the Vatican. Cuba's Raul Castro, Colombia's Juan Manuel Santos and Brazil's Dilma Roussef have all been granted audiences....

    UN leader offers assistance in Guyana-Venezuela dispute

    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday offered assistance to resolve an escalating border dispute between Guyana and Venezuela. Speaking at a press conference ahead of a summit of the 15-member Caribbean Community, Ban said his chief of staff...